Ex NY Democrat Gov: ‘Never Felt As Unsafe’ In NYC As Now

Former New York Democrat Gov. David Paterson says he has never felt more unsafe in New York City than now and that his party has a "blind spot" when it comes to crime. 

  • Paterson made the comment Sunday on the “Cats Roundtable with John Catsimatidis” radio show.
  • The former governor also said crime is still a top issue for New Yorkers in the 2022 midterm election cycle, and he hoped that candidates will take notice.
  • “For the first time in my life  – even in the late ’80s and ’90s when the crime rate was killing 2,000 people a year, I never felt as unsafe as I do now just walking around,” Patterson said on the show. “You’re hearing about an assault on the subway almost every other day.”
  • Paterson said New York Democrats’ “blind spot”on handling crime could lead to them suffering major losses in the November elections.